Daniel Bard
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 215LBS | Age: 38
Draft: 2006 | Rd: 1, #28, Boston Red Sox | UNC Chapel Hill
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 7 8 5.21 67 0 20 65.2 80 1.60
2022 6 4 1.79 57 0 34 60.1 69 0.99
2023 4 2 4.56 50 0 1 49.1 47 1.70
9 Seasons 31 35 3.74 408 10 66 457.1 475 1.30
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 67 7-8 5.21 65.2 80 1.60
2022 57 6-4 1.79 60.1 69 0.99
2023 50 4-2 4.56 49.1 47 1.70
9 Seasons 408 31-35 3.74 457.1 475 1.30
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2020 35 404 66 5 7.6 4.7 90.1 111.2 10.5 31.8 .230 .372 .296 .306 .365 47.0 25.5 9.4 3.65 3.96
2021 36 1217 181 10 5.5 3.3 88.6 111.0 12.7 38.7 .235 .357 .350 .315 .366 39.8 26.3 11.8 5.21 4.21
2022 37 953 148 7 4.7 2.9 87.7 113.8 7.0 22.3 .178 .264 .232 .247 .281 37.8 28.2 10.2 1.79 2.49
2023 38 933 128 13 10.2 5.6 87.1 109.9 16.9 30.5 .224 .407 .345 .368 .363 31.3 20.3 21.1 4.56 5.96
Player 3507 523 35 6.7 3.9 88.2 113.8 11.8 31.2 .215 .343 .310 .309 .341 38.0 25.1 13.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Bard relies on 5 pitches.
Slider
(45.3%) ,
Sinker
(37.4%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(13.7%) ,
Slurve
(3.3%) ,
Changeup
(0.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2020 48.5 22.7 22.7 6.1 36.4 36.4 27.3 1.5 40.9 21.2 21.2 6.1 7.6 4.7
2021 42.5 22.1 27.1 8.3 41.4 33.7 24.9 5.5 32.0 23.8 27.1 5.5 5.5 3.3
2022 51.4 20.3 18.2 10.1 28.4 43.9 27.7 4.7 42.6 22.3 21.6 3.4 4.7 2.9
2023 36.7 31.3 21.9 10.2 37.5 40.6 21.9 3.1 30.5 31.3 19.5 5.5 10.2 5.6
Player 44.4 23.9 22.8 9.0 36.1 38.6 25.2 4.2 35.8 24.9 22.9 5.0 6.7 3.9
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Slider COL R 423 87.2 33.4 -0.7 -2 6.4 2.0 46
2023 Slurve COL R 31 81.8 39.2 -5.3 -12 9.8 -5.4 -36
2023 Sinker COL R 349 95.0 22.6 0.5 2 12.6 -2.6 -17
2023 4-Seamer COL R 128 94.4 21.8 -6.9 -46 5.3 -2.4 -31
2023 Changeup COL R 2 88.4 31.9 1.4 5 11.6 -3.3 -22
2022 Slurve COL R 2 79.8 38.3 -5.3 -12 13.5 -2.7 -17
2022 Slider COL R 405 88.4 32.6 0.2 1 7.4 3.7 99
2022 Changeup COL R 23 90.2 27.1 -1.5 -5 16.0 1.2 8
2022 4-Seamer COL R 24 97.9 16.5 -3.4 -26 6.0 -2.6 -30
2022 Sinker COL R 499 98.0 21.4 0.9 4 14.5 -1.4 -9
2021 Sinker COL R 178 97.3 23.3 2.6 13 14.5 -1.3 -8
2021 Slider COL R 561 87.1 33.2 -0.5 -2 9.3 4.8 109
2021 4-Seamer COL R 411 97.5 18.5 -4.3 -30 9.4 0.1 2
2021 Changeup COL R 66 89.8 32.4 3.4 12 15.9 0.8 5
2020 Sinker COL R 52 96.8 22.7 1.4 7 15.4 -0.9 -5
2020 Changeup COL R 51 89.7 35.3 5.1 17 16.2 1.0 6
2020 4-Seamer COL R 175 97.1 17.6 -3.3 -23 8.2 -0.7 -8
2020 Slider COL R 125 87.6 34.0 0.8 2 6.2 2.3 58
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 Slider -0.3 -1 423 45.3 108 .224 .471 .353 25.4 25.9 20.1 .233 .491 .366 32.3
2023 Sinker 0.7 2 349 37.4 80 .188 .234 .299 15.2 17.5 21.9 .204 .256 .299 26.0
2023 4-Seamer -4.9 -6 128 13.7 30 .214 .286 .475 33.3 10.0 9.7 .241 .415 .503 45.5
2023 Slurve -8.6 -3 31 3.3 11 .143 .571 .436 14.3 18.2 9.1 .274 .741 .519 40.0
2023 Changeup -2.6 0 2 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2022 Sinker 1.4 7 499 52.4 115 .186 .265 .271 19.3 17.4 23.8 .233 .334 .298 43.9
2022 Slider 1.8 7 405 42.5 119 .133 .229 .220 35.7 40.3 26.7 .122 .195 .198 27.6
2022 4-Seamer -6.0 -1 24 2.5 5 .400 .400 .360 25.0 20.0 5.6 .240 .337 .248 50.0
2022 Changeup 4.1 1 23 2.4 4 .000 .000 .000 22.2 0.0 0.0 .164 .251 .176 50.0
2022 Slurve -14.3 0 2 0.2 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2021 Slider 1.3 7 561 46.1 140 .165 .315 .259 40.8 39.3 30.1 .181 .275 .239 34.2
2021 4-Seamer -0.5 -2 411 33.8 101 .341 .524 .434 23.8 21.8 17.2 .261 .422 .367 45.0
2021 Sinker -3.2 -6 178 14.6 49 .385 .513 .465 8.2 6.1 9.7 .330 .452 .414 38.9
2021 Changeup -6.0 -4 66 5.4 13 .417 .750 .581 15.0 0.0 0.0 .327 .463 .368 50.0
2020 4-Seamer 0.8 1 176 43.6 46 .244 .366 .311 29.2 30.4 23.3 .249 .409 .326 70.4
2020 Slider 3.1 4 125 30.9 37 .235 .382 .300 32.3 29.7 28.2 .206 .373 .281 39.1
2020 Sinker 0.4 0 52 12.9 14 .273 .273 .300 16.7 7.1 11.1 .248 .278 .344 30.0
2020 Changeup 1.7 1 51 12.6 7 .143 .143 .129 27.8 14.3 8.3 .210 .277 .220 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 4-Seam Fastball 124 94.4 68 9.8 12:45 1:15 -30
2023 Sinker 345 94.9 69 15.1 1:00 2:00 -60
2023 Slider 413 87.2 33 7.4 10:15 9:15 60
2023 Slurve 29 81.9 45 10.6 9:00 8:45 15
2022 Changeup 23 90.2 97 17.7 2:00 2:30 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 24 97.9 78 13.0 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Sinker 489 98.0 82 16.5 1:15 2:15 -60
2022 Slider 392 88.4 37 8.5 9:45 9:15 30
2021 Changeup 66 89.8 94 16.9 2:15 3:00 -45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 406 97.5 75 13.6 1:30 1:30 0
2021 Sinker 176 97.3 78 16.1 1:30 2:30 -60
2021 Slider 522 87.0 45 10.0 9:15 9:15 0
2020 Changeup 48 89.7 90 17.1 2:30 3:15 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 165 97.1 77 13.8 1:30 1:15 15
2020 Sinker 51 96.8 79 17.1 1:30 2:15 -45
2020 Slider 115 87.5 37 6.7 10:00 9:00 60
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2009 211 873 2 8 -1 -3 6
2010 286 1,107 10 15 -3 -2 20
2011 285 1,088 18 14 -7 -6 19
2012 275 1,040 3 4 -11 -9 -13
2020 104 404 6 6 -3 -3 6
2021 303 1,216 3 10 -9 -9 -5
2022 244 953 10 15 -5 -6 13
2023 229 933 1 14 -11 -12 -8
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2020 404 54.5 68.6 76.8 24.5 51.1 46.3 58.7 48.5 28.6 8.7 74.3
2021 1,217 50.2 68.1 77.4 24.4 49.3 40.6 60.7 46.3 30.0 9.0 75.5
2022 953 52.7 63.1 79.2 24.8 51.8 42.8 59.4 45.0 27.5 7.7 74.0
2023 933 48.9 63.2 82.7 17.6 60.7 39.0 53.9 40.0 21.7 9.4 71.6
Player 3,507 51.0 65.5 79.1 22.6 52.7 41.4 58.3 44.5 27.1 8.7 73.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2020 57 59 62 63 43 56 43 19 6 62 41 64 20 95 99 32
2021 45 54 75 83 15 81 85 54 38 68 13 77 13 96 100 34
2022 95 97 99 96 85 92 89 69 52 82 17 64 8 97 97 20
2023 5 74 45 29 1 65 16 85 93 29 1 17 1 64 96 17
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 24.8 2 1.8 0 1 1 1 50.0
2021 22.6 8 5.5 3 7 7 0 0.0
2022 23.6 3 3.2 0 2 0 3 100.0
2023 25.5 5 6.1 -1 5 5 1 20.0
Player 24.0 18 16.6 1 15 13 5 27.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 3 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1
2021 8 8 4 6 6 5 6 5 4 3 5 7 6 3 6 8 4 3 6 5 5 6 10 5 3 3 9 7 5 6 6
2022 3 3 3 4 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 4 3
2023 5 5 6 5 6 6 6 7 5 5 6 7 5 6 8 7 6 6 6 6 7 7 10 8 3 5 6 4 8 6 5
Player 18 18 15 17 17 17 18 17 14 12 16 20 16 13 19 20 15 14 17 16 16 19 25 18 10 12 20 17 18 18 15
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 97.0 97.4 0.4 98.0 0.6 94.8 -3.2
Offspeed Velocity 89.7 89.8 0.1 90.2 0.4 88.4 -1.8
Breaking Velocity 87.6 87.1 -0.5 88.4 1.3 86.8 -1.6
Exit Velocity 90.1 88.6 -1.5 87.7 -0.9 87.1 -0.6
Launch Angle 10.5 12.7 2.2 7.0 -5.7 16.9 9.9
Barrel % 7.6 5.5 -2.1 4.7 -0.8 10.2 5.5
Hard Hit % 47.0 39.8 -7.2 37.8 -2.0 31.3 -6.5
Sweet Spot % 31.8 38.7 6.9 22.3 -16.4 30.5 8.2
xBA .230 .235 0.005 .178 -0.057 .224 0.046
BA .237 .265 0.028 .162 -0.103 .206 0.044
xwOBA .306 .315 0.009 .247 -0.068 .368 0.121
wOBA .296 .350 0.054 .232 -0.118 .345 0.113
xSLG .372 .357 -0.015 .264 -0.093 .407 0.143
SLG .344 .431 0.087 .245 -0.186 .371 0.126
K% 25.5 26.3 0.8 28.2 1.9 20.3 -7.9
BB% 9.4 11.8 2.4 10.2 -1.6 21.1 10.9
Swing % 48.5 46.3 -2.2 45.0 -1.3 40.0 -5.0
Whiff% 28.6 30.0 1.4 27.5 -2.5 21.7 -5.8
In Zone % 54.5 50.2 -4.3 52.7 2.5 48.9 -3.8
Out of Zone % 45.5 49.8 4.3 47.3 -2.5 51.1 3.8
Out of Zone Swing % 24.5 24.4 -0.1 24.8 0.4 17.6 -7.2
First Pitch Swing % 34.6 30.0 -4.6 26.6 -3.4 24.8 -1.8
First Pitch Strike % 58.7 60.7 2.0 59.4 -1.3 53.9 -5.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 104 .296 48 0 0.0 56 34 60.7
2021 Shifts 294 .345 144 6 4.2 150 48 32.0
2022 Shifts 244 .232 108 10 9.3 136 36 26.5
2023 Shades 229 .345 143 2 1.4 86 26 30.2
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2010 288 21.0 1.0% 6.6% 204 26.0 0.5% 20.6%
2011 284 20.9 0.4% 7.0% 180 25.5 0.0% 17.2%
2012 270 16.3 31.9% 0.4% 266 24.8 0.0% 21.4%
2013 11 21.1 0.0% 0.0% 7 21.6 0.0% 28.6%
2020 91 20.0 2.2% 3.3% 83 25.2 0.0% 20.5%
2021 269 21.6 0.4% 5.6% 279 27.5 0.0% 31.9%
2022 286 21.4 0.0% 8.0% 150 25.0 0.0% 18.0%
2023 218 16.3 23.9% 0.5% 234 19.0 1.3% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution